Ecosystems - Lessons 1 and 3
  • 1. An organisms that breaks down dead and decaying matter
A) herbivore
B) decomposer
C) omnivore
D) predator
  • 2. An animal that eats only plants for food
A) omnivore
B) herbivore
C) carnivore
D) vegivore
  • 3. An animal that eats both plants and animals
A) carnivore
B) hungry
C) omnivore
D) decomposer
  • 4. An animal that eats both omnivores and herbivores
A) producer
B) carnivore
C) herbivore
D) omnivore
  • 5. Many food chains that are linked together are called a ________________.
A) food link
B) food string
C) food circles
D) food web
  • 6. Which of the following is a producer?
A) plant
B) fish
C) cricket
D) spider
  • 7. An example of an omnivore would be a ___________________.
A) cat
B) bear
C) wolf
D) praying mantis
  • 8. The animal that is hunted by its predator
A) predator
B) producer
C) consumer
D) prey
  • 9. An example of an herbivore would be a ______________.
A) spider
B) rabbit
C) lion
D) worm
  • 10. An example of a decomposer would be a ____________________.
A) a bird
B) a person
C) worm
D) a tree
  • 11. The living parts in an ecosystem are called
A) ecology
B) biotic factors
C) abiotic factors
D) fossils
  • 12. The direction an arrow faces in a food chain points to who is ___________________.
A) eats plants
B) eats meat
C) getting eaten
D) doing the eating
  • 13. The nonliving parts in an ecosystem are called
A) ecology
B) biotic factors
C) abiotic factors
D) producers
  • 14. Carnivore that hunts for its food
A) producer
B) predator
C) consumer
D) prey
  • 15. Organisms that make their own food for energy are called
A) herbivores
B) producers
C) consumers
D) carnivores
  • 16. Organisms that cannot make their own food and get energy from other organisms are called
A) plants
B) vegivores
C) producers
D) consumers
  • 17. The straight path in which energy is passed from the sun, to producer, to consumers is called a
A) food line
B) food web
C) food highway
D) food chain
  • 18. The living and nonliving factors in an environment and all their interactions
A) ecosystem
B) community
C) food web
D) ecology
  • 19. An important abiotic factor that means the typical weather pattern in an environment
A) heat
B) weather
C) climate
D) temperature
  • 20. All the members of a species that live in an ecosystem
A) species
B) kingdom
C) community
D) population
  • 21. All of the populations in an ecosystem
A) population
B) community
C) kingdom
D) habitat
  • 22. The home of an organism within an ecosystem
A) house
B) habitat
C) community
D) pond
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Answer Key
1.B   2.B   3.C   4.B   5.D   6.A   7.B   8.D   9.B   10.C   11.B   12.D   13.C   14.B   15.B   16.D   17.D   18.A   19.C   20.D   21.B   22.B  
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